Data harvesting using optical wireless communication for earthquake rescue effort

Shlomi Arnon, Debbie Kedar

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Networks of sensors are an emerging technology for real-time data gathering in a wide variety of civilian and military applications. Sensor networks comprise a large number of miniature nodes with sensing, computing and wireless communication capabilities and are randomly deployed in an area or volume of interest that may be remote or hazardous especially in defense applications. Using optical wireless communication (OWC) a population of sensor nodes can be located and mapped and encoded data can be transmitted to the base station. In this paper we review some theoretical and experimental work in this area and underline some of the challenges and possible solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV - Florence, Italy
Duration: 18 Sep 200720 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV


  • Data harvesting
  • Optical wireless communication
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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